Why Wilckodontics May Make You Reconsider Braces
Have you been told you may benefit from braces?
Are you worried about how long clear aligners like Invisalign will take?
There are other options.
With a combination of traditional orthodontics and a procedure with a gum specialist, you can complete your orthodontic treatment quicker than you thought. Wilckodontics, or Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO), can help you achieve that stunning smile in months rather than years.
But, is it the right treatment for you? Let’s take a look.
What is Wilckodontics?
This oral treatment combines a procedure done by a gum specialist (periodontist procedure) with orthodontics. It involves activation of the underlying supporting jaw bone. Combined with traditional orthodontic methods, the treatment results in a faster smile makeover. The procedure also provides the opportunity for increasing underlying support. This helps improve overall gum health – and can often extend the range of orthodontic movement available.
Is Wilckodontics Right for You?
It is important to note before that this option does involve a surgical procedure. Like all invasive procedures, this surgery is associated with certain risks. This (and your personal suitability) will need to be discussed with your specialist orthodontist and/or periodontist (gum specialist) prior to going ahead with treatment.
Some possible benefits of Wickodontics include:
Firstly, if braces are right for you – but you aren’t keen to endure extended time wearing braces, Wilckodontics will ensure that your teeth move rapidly. The ‘activation’ ensures that your body responds very efficiently to gentle pressure applied to your teeth to the braces. Your jaws and gums will allow the teeth to move at speeds otherwise impossible.
- Gum health:
If you have gum recession (an incredibly common condition where some or all of your teeth look ‘longer’ – usually from over-zealous brushing) you may also benefit from Wilckodontics. In many cases (e.g. crowding) conventional orthodontics has the risk of making recession worse. Wilckodontics will ensure this doesn’t happen – and can in fact provide a ‘boost’ of support which will improve support compared to its pre-treatment condition.
- Extra movements:Due to its ability to add to supporting structure, Wilckodontics can allow tooth movements that would not otherwise be possible. Your smile can be widened – or teeth can be moved forwards in your mouth to assist with correcting your bite – and/or improving support for your lips.If you have been told in the past that jaw surgery (with an oral surgeon) is the only option to fully correct your issue, it may be worth asking about Wilckodontics. Depending on your case, you may be able to have Wilckodontics instead – a much simpler and less invasive alternative.
What if I just want traditional braces?
Traditional braces are an excellent solution for a straighter smile. The braces are made up of a combination of bands, wires and brackets. Together, these elements apply pressure to your teeth. The pressure causes your teeth to shift into a straighter position.
The process usually takes at least 1 year. However, your treatment might be longer depending on how complex your situation is and your age. Younger patients usually require less treatment time than adults. Wilckodontics is not always indicated – especially if you are unconcerned about overall treatment time.
Are Braces Right for You?
If you suffer from poorly aligned or crooked teeth, you may be a good candidate for traditional braces. It’s important to have realistic expectations about your treatment process and what it involves. Your orthodontist will go over all the benefits and risks involved in your treatment.
Should You Consider Wilckodontics?
Wilckodontics is one of many possible options for your orthodontic treatment (including Invisalign). Your orthodontist’s recommendation will depend on your unique wants and needs. At your initial orthodontic consultation will help you to determine if the procedure is right for you.
(This treatment may or may not be suitable for you as each patient has unique individual circumstances. These need to be discussed with the orthodontist and surgeon. Risks do apply as surgery is needed).
Talk to Fine Orthodontics today about the best solution for your smile.